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Djinnestan - Kittenhead [wh080]




Kittenhead is the latest long-form (CD-length) production by Djinnestan, departing significantly from the Rain series and Purr. In many ways, it defies easy categorization. It is very ambient, but contains rhythms. It is dark, yet at the same time whimsical. It includes acoustic instruments and vocals, but they have been processed virtually beyond recognition. Nonetheless it is a subtle and pleasant listen.

Djinnestan is an ambient recording project of C.P. McDill and Aria Nadii. The audio style of Djinnestan is a blend of heavily processed acoustic recordings and often obscure samples. It is a sound art "group" that formed in 2003 as a spin-off of C.P. McDill's Saluki Regicide, with a particular focus on tranquil and ethereal ambient textures. As of this release, the discography of Djinnestan amounts to eight releases, five of which are long-form (CD-length) ambient albums intended for play at low volumes, especially as one goes to sleep.

About the album:
Djinnestan are
C.P. McDill - Instruments, samples, sounds
Aria Nadii - Voice, sounds, instruments
Produced & Recorded May 2007
Cover by C.P. McDill & Aria Nadii
Includes a brief sample from a talk given by U.G. Krishnamurti

Thank you for listening to this Webbed Hand Records release. Please visit the WHR homepage to explore our complete catalog of experimental and ambient recordings. All of our music is free to download, but we'd be very grateful if you could make a small donation (via Paypal) to help with the costs of maintaining a netlabel.


Reviews

Reviewer: François Delpeuch - - May 9, 2011
Subject: Pas de deux
The melodic lines of Aria Nadii's voice and instruments open up new exploration fields into McDill's rather claustrophobic atmospheres. A truly innovative and fascinating duet. Thank you both.
Reviewer: jwf3148 - - March 10, 2011
Subject: Definitely a keeper
Wonderful !!! Living in this audioscape is wonderful !!! Thank you !!!
Reviewer: drez - - March 30, 2010
Subject: nice
I really like the track starting just after 24 minutes... at this point it sucked me in nice.
Reviewer: Quimby the Talentless Mouse - - July 31, 2007
Subject: it's ok
but I did not review this... some phony person mimicking me did and since they seem to be associated with you somehow I have to rate a 1 star sorry
Reviewer: Quimby the Talentless Mouse - - June 15, 2007
Subject: Great!
Unsettling, yet comforting, familiar and somehow alien, this is a disturbing release by Djinnestan.
The ambiguous and queasy refrains of "kittenhead" through the work lead you to wonder just what is going on here.
ANother fine release from Djinnestan.
Reviewer: Silver Fox - - May 23, 2007
Subject: Fantabulous!
A rich flight through alien soundscapes, like roaming through cities and fields filled with unimaginable birds of fantasy!

Bravo!
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